17 Best Water Sports Tours in Rishikesh - 2020 (with 2848 Reviews)

Take your thrill to the supreme level by indulging in water sports in Rishikesh. Amidst those scenic mountainous landscapes of Rishikesh, these heart-racing activities are a must-do for everyone as they promise an unforgettable experience. Rishikesh is a haven for adventure lovers as you get to see the best water sports facility and have an enthralling getaway amidst the snow capped mountains.

Promising an enthralling vacation, Rishikesh water sports are the highlight of the vacation for adventure junkies. While river rafting is one of the most popular and invigorating activities in Rishikesh, there is no dearth of other adventurous activities. The mighty and ferocious waters of River Ganga also promise a thrilling venture as you get to indulge in activities like rappelling, kayaking and canoeing in Rishikesh.

Whether it involves an electrifying cliff jumping into the waters of River Ganga or waterfall trekking with your friends and family, the travellers can look forward to getting a plentiful dose of adventure during their vacation.

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Rafting in Rishikesh | Book @ 41% off & Cashback ₹450 3H ₹ 567 5.0 star View Details
Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh + Camping + Rafting Combo, 25% off 2D/1N ₹ 1300 5.0 star View Details
Valley View Camping Rishikesh | Book & Get 300 Cashback! 2D/1N ₹ 950 5.0 star View Details
Riverside Stay in Rishikesh @ 25% off & Get 400 Cashback! 2D/1N ₹ 1300 5.0 star View Details
Rajaji National Park Camping, Book Now @ ₹900 Only! 2D/1N ₹ 900 5.0 star View Details
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Rafting in Rishikesh | Book @ 41% off & Cashback ₹450 Best Seller
Rafting in Rishikesh | Book @ 41% off & Cashback ₹450

3H

Rishikesh

Location: Tapovan, RishikeshActivity timing: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM- River rafting in Rishikesh is something to experience gliding on the rapids of River Ganges.-When the river enters the city of Rishikesh, it dawns on a raging form, creating rapids (high-speed waves) that make this rafting experience full of excitement. - In this river rafting in Rishikesh package, you get to choose from options in the length as in how far you want to raft down the river. There are 3 stretches ranging from 9 km to 26 km, with a varying number of grades from II to IV. - Apart from this exciting adventure, you also get to experience activities like Cliff Jumping and Body Surfing. You will experience the cliff jumping from the height of 20 to 25 ft. - You will be going to enjoy these activities with an experienced instructor cum guide. First, the instructor will give a brief lesson about safety precautions and activity. After that, you will be going to enjoy your rafting experience. Package type:Rafting for 9 km:  In this type of package, you will be going to enjoy 3 rapids of Grade II ( suitable for beginner or a non-swimmer) and above, which will be covered in a duration of 2 hours. Rafting for 16 km: In this type of package, you will be going to enjoy 3 rapids of Grade III (suitable for non-swimmers who want more thrill), which will be covered in a duration of 3 hours. Also, this package includes cliff jumping and surfing. Rafting for 26 km: In this type of package, you will be going to enjoy 5 rapids of grade IV (suitable for experienced as this grade is difficult and have high irregular waves), to be covered in a duration of 4-5 hours including cliff jumping and surfing. How to reach:The activity will start in Tapovan and you need to reach here. Tapovan is just 7 km away from Rishikesh. You can easily reach here by public or private cab. 
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676 Ratings

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INR 962

INR 567

Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh + Camping + Rafting Combo, 25% off Best Seller
Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh + Camping + Rafting Combo, 25% off

2D/1N

Rishikesh

Location: Kaudiyala, ShivpuriCheck-in Time: 12:00 PM (Day 1)Check-out Time: 12:00 PM (Day 2)The camp is well settled in the sands of Rishikesh and settles self in a beautiful garden. A 180-degree view of river Ganga is present right in front of you to soothe your minds and hearts in just a click. Surrounded by the green mountains, a River view restaurant is also present at the site to serve your extra needs, This is a river view camp.  Once you arrive at the camp, a traditional drink is ready for your welcome. After some briefing by the guide, lunch will be served. Take some rest here to boost your energy level high and head for various activities like riverside trails, trekking, cliff jumping. Post them, enjoy the bonfire at the campsite along with snacks and some music & power back up. Snug into a deep sleep after the delicious meal at the restaurant. Another day brings another adventure when after an early morning sunrise, you will be leaving for river rafting and guided nature walks. Available Package Option Camping with Meals onlyCamping with 10 Km Rafting Cliff Jumping and MealsCamping with 16 Km Rafting and MealsHow to reach?Guests can come in their own vehicles or hire private vehicles to the place from Rishikesh. This location is 32 Km from Rishikesh on Rishikesh Badrinath HighwayNote:Children aged below 13 years can not opt for rafting.
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775 Ratings

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INR 1,750

INR 1,300

Valley View Camping Rishikesh | Book & Get 300 Cashback! Best Seller
Valley View Camping Rishikesh | Book & Get 300 Cashback!

2D/1N

Rishikesh

Location : ShivpuriCheck in : 11:00 AM (Day 1)Check out : 11:00 AM (Day 2)Rishikesh is easily one of the most adventurous cities in Northern India, owing to the many extreme sports that take place here. And to camp amidst these adventures quite close to the river Ganges is an experience that Rishikesh welcomes its visitors for every day.The campsite enjoys a spectacular view of the valley that stands right in front of it, making the place all the more beautiful. With the backdrop of a lush green forest, the campsite has a small waterfall nearby to add to the solace of the place. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the camp has also a great view of the flowing river. With the availability of sports, games, and adventure activities in the region, the stay at this campsite will be full of excitement.The prime attraction of this experience is the rafting on the River Ganga for about 10-12 km, which comes along with high adrenaline adventure activities like Cliff Jumping and Body Surfing. Apart from this, there are options for games like Volleyball, carrom, chess, and Table tennis on the property.One can choose from 4 packages:Swiss tents camping(With or without rafting 10-12 km)Alpine tents camping(With or without rafting 10-12 km)How to Reach: The campsite is located at a mere distance of about 2 km from the famous Laxman Jhulla in Shivpuri.
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34 Ratings

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INR 950

Riverside Stay in Rishikesh @ 25% off & Get 400 Cashback! Best Seller
Riverside Stay in Rishikesh @ 25% off & Get 400 Cashback!

2D/1N

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a beautiful place to spend your weekend getaway or vacation in. The evening views of the city of Rishikesh as the river Ganges flows by is one of harmony. This resort right next to the River Heul is a great place to spend your time at.About The Activity:The resort is gifted with a number of great sights and features that make it a great choice for everyone who comes to Rishikesh. You get the River Heul flowing through the very steps of the resort. There is also a waterfall located at a distance of just 10 minutes from the resort. And the best part of this place has to be the breathtaking view of the hills of the Himalayas that you can get from here.The highlight of this resort stay has to be the River Rafting on the rapids of the Ganga River. Apart from that, the resort also has facilities to enjoy Volleyball, Badminton, Cricket, Football, Carrom, Chess, and Ludo.Stay:Stay in the rooms of the resort on a double, quad, or 6 sharing basis.Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included in the package. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available at the site.How To Reach:The Resort is located at a distance of about 9 km from Lakshman Jhula.Note:Min 2 pax are required to book this activity.
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29 Ratings

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29 Ratings

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INR 1,734

INR 1,300

Rajaji National Park Camping, Book Now @ ₹900 Only! Best Seller
Rajaji National Park Camping, Book Now @ ₹900 Only!

2D/1N

Rishikesh

Location: RishikeshCheck In time: 12:00 PMCheck Out time: 10:00 AMThis camping is spread in 3 Acres of land & is at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level and is at 50 steps from a small River Heul is a great experience to cherish in the city of Rishikesh. The campsite is situated in the heart of a picturesque valley and right on the edge of the famous Rajaji National Park & the ultimate choice to enjoy in lush greenery of the jungle with beautiful flora and fauna and the beauty of a flowing river simultaneously with all modern facilities and services of everyday life. People need to straight walk 200 meters from a 3rd party parking or need to trek down 100 meters on a pagdandi from the road head to reach the campsite.At a stone's throw away from here is the river stream known as Heul locally. Enjoy the beauty of river Ganges along with the blessings at a distance of 10 minutes trek from the camp There are 2 waterfalls at a trekable distance from the site. The adventure of water fall trekking is also available in the package offered & enjoy bonfire with friends and families. Guests get so much carried away in the ambiance that they keep on singing and dancing around the bonfire. Entertain guests to carry their own musical instruments so that the bonfire can be more fun.There are a number of experiences one can enjoy while staying here. There are various indoor and outdoor activities & Nature Walk along with adventure activities like Climbing, Rappelling and Jumaring etc.How to Reach:The Campsite is located at 12km from bus stand and 37 km from railway station. Both public and private transportation are available to reach the campsite.
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30 Ratings

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30 Ratings

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INR 1,200

INR 900

Rafting and Camping Adventure in Rishikesh | Book @ 25% off Best Seller
Rafting and Camping Adventure in Rishikesh | Book @ 25% off

2D/1N

Rishikesh

Location: Atali, RishikeshCheck-in Time: 11:00 AM (Day 1)Check-out Time: 11:00 AM (Day 2)Camping is always a thrilling adventure but what about when you add some nature glory into it. Here is the best combination of these two things into this camp, situated in between the jungle and a river passing nearby this camping place gives you a little add on that thrilling adventure. This campsite is comprised of 15 luxury swiss tent and 9 standard tents with a proper washroom facility at the campsite with hot/ cold water running for 24 hours.Put on the map by the amazing rafting experience that tourists from all over the world come for enjoying. The camp is located near the famous Marine Drive rapid of Rishikesh, the camp offers comfortable tents to stay, amazing food to munch on and views that will just simply take your breath away through a nature walk. Apart from rafting & camping adventure in Rishikesh, this package offers various activities which are zip line, Rope wall, Burma bridge, Climbing and Rappelling, shooting games, camping games and swimming pool where you can refresh yourself and enjoy the scenic beauty around and have a bonfire session in evening where you can enjoy with your family and friends along with some light music and DJ with power back facility. Grab the best offers to avail this experience and surely it will be worth rememberableAvailable Package OptionLuxury or Standard Camping with Meals onlyLuxury or Standard Camping with 10Km Rafting and MealsLuxury or Standard Camping with 16Km Rafting and MealsHow to reach?The campsite is located at an hour drive from main Rishikesh city centre. Easily accessible by public and private transport.Note:Children aged below 14 years can not opt for rafting.
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268 Ratings

5.0

268 Ratings

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INR 2,070

INR 1,550

Camping and Adventure Activities in Rishikesh @ Flat 26% off Best Seller
Camping and Adventure Activities in Rishikesh @ Flat 26% off

2D/1N

Rishikesh

Location: Phool Chatti, Neelkanth Temple Road, RishikeshCheck-in: 12:00 PM (Day 1)Check-out: 11:00 AM (Day 2) Rishikesh is known as The Yoga Capital of the World  is a beautiful place in Uttrakhand, nestled in the winsome Shivalik Ranges, at the foothills of Himalayas.The river Ganga passes through here rages on creating great avenues for Rafting.Enjoy staying at a delightful riverside campsite, located inside a national park. The sound of the river fills the air, lulling you to sleep at night. There are mountains all around, and the weather is pleasant, even cool in the eveningsReach at the camp, take time to rest. Enjoy delicious food and try out adventure activities available and go for an amazing  waterfall hike. Post them, enjoy the bonfire at the campsite along with snacks and some music & power back up. Snug into a deep sleep after the delicious meal at the restaurant. Another day brings another adventure when after an early morning sunrise, you will be leaving for river rafting. Once you've crossed the bigger rapids, go and enjoy the calmer spot where one can try cliff-jumping, body-surfing, and swimming in the river.How to reach?The campsite is situated at the bank of mighty Ganga on an isolated beach surrounded by jungle. It is just 14 kms from Rishikesh & 6 kms from Laxman jhoola.Available Booking Option:Camping only with mealsCamping with rafting and meals
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488 Ratings

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488 Ratings

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INR 2,669

INR 1,969

Rafting in Rishikesh | Book @ ₹600 Only & Get Flat 30% off Best Seller
Rafting in Rishikesh | Book @ ₹600 Only & Get Flat 30% off

3H

Rishikesh

Location: Rishikesh, UttarakhandTimings: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMRafting is an amazing sport of adrenaline and with the presence of the Himalayas at the northern frontier of India, the rivers in the region have a raging nature and that is why Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is the best place in the country to experience White Water Rafting, that too on the rapids of the river Ganga. This activity brings to you different options of rafting in Rishikesh to choose from, so you can take on the kind of adventure that you would want. Grab this oppurtunity with your friends or family to face the rapids of the ganga and have cliff jumping and body surfing as an additional activity to do.Available Package Option:Kodiyala Down (35km)Rishikesh to Kodiyala down to Laxman JhulaRapids- The wall (IV), Three blind mice (III+), Crossfire (III), Roller coaster (III+), Golf Course (III+), Club house (III)Marine Drive Down (24km)Rishikesh to Marine Drive down to Laxman JhulaRapids- Three blind mice (III+), Crossfire (III), Roller coaster (III+), Golf Course (III+), Clubhouse (III)Shivpuri Down (16km)Rishikesh to Shivpuri down to Laxman JhulaRapids- Roller coaster (III+), Golf Course (III+), and Clubhouse (III).Brahmpuri Down (10km)Rishikesh to Brahmpuri down to RamjhulaRapids- Jail No Bail (Grade II+),  Double  trouble (Grade  II)  and Hilton  (Grade II)How to reach:The meetup point is located within the and is accessible local/private transport The meetup point will be disclosed once the booking is done.
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34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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INR 600

Kayaking in Rishikesh @ 20% off | Book & Get 700 Cashback! Best Seller
Kayaking in Rishikesh @ 20% off | Book & Get 700 Cashback!

3H

Rishikesh

Location: RishikeshTime Slots: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM- Kayaking experience is a must for every water sports enthusiast visiting Rishikesh. Rishikesh witnesses the best form of the river Ganga for the amazing water rafting experience. - Kayaking in the holy Ganga River is an adventurous as well as a spiritual experience. The holy river will give you some of the best thrills of your life as you go for 10 km of kayaking.- Rivet in this amazing experience of kayaking in Rishikesh as the gorgeous river offers both the beginner and the expert a thrilling kayaking experience.- Feel your adrenaline rush as you fight the raging waves grades of descent levels that will challenge your wits. - We have top standard equipment, experienced kayaking instructors and all international safety measures in places to make sure that you have a phenomenal experience. - Round trip transfers from the operations office are also included in the package. Operational Standards for Rishikesh Kayaking:Minimum Age- 14 yrsMaximum Weight- 100 kgHow to Reach:The operation office is near Lakshman Jhula which is accessible easily through public transport or shared cabs.
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41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 3,000

INR 2,400

Riverside Camping in Rishikesh With Rafting Flat 25% Off Best Seller
Riverside Camping in Rishikesh With Rafting Flat 25% Off

2D/1N

Rishikesh

About the Activity:- Rishikesh is the most adventurous getaway in the state of Uttarakhand, as well as in entire North India. This experience of camping in Rishikesh will be one of the most memorable time spent here, especially with the adventure of rafting thrown in the mix.- Located in the beauty of Shivpuri just 18 km from the city, the camp provides all the comforts and beauty that the guests can enjoy. - The tents are comfortable and spacious and can accommodate 2 to 3 people at a time. Well connected by road, the campsite is located in the midst of ample greenery and enjoys a great view of the mountains that surround the place.- Enjoy activities like rafting, cliff jumping, jungle trekking, volleyball, cricket, badminton, carrom, chess, ludo, and when the evening comes, sit around the campfire and gaze at the stars above.Check-in: 12 NoonCheck-out: 10 AMHow to reach?The campsite is located at Shivpuri which is just 45mins away from Rishikesh and is easily accessible by public or private transport Min number of people:- 2Max number of people:- 30
Excellent

122 Ratings

5.0

122 Ratings

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INR 2,180

INR 1,680

River View Camping in Rishikesh With Rafting Flat 31% Off Best Seller
River View Camping in Rishikesh With Rafting Flat 31% Off

2D/1N

Rishikesh

About the Activity:- Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh are the greatest sources of adventure in the city, a grand reason for which the people from all over the world come to enjoy a getaway here.- This majestic campsite with a breathtaking view of the river is one of the best places to pitch your tents and enjoy the beauty of nature as well as enjoy great adventures.- Enjoy trekking in the forests nearby, a session of rafting on rapids of class 3 and above, and enjoy other camp activities like Volleyball, Cricket, Badminton, carrom, chess, and playing cards.- The tents on the property are spacious with two beddings and come with all modern and necessary amenities. Apart from this, the camp makes your evening majestic with a brilliant campfire.Check-in: 1 PMCheck-out: 11 AMMinimum No. Of People Required: 2How to reach?located at a hours drive from Rishikesh, the campsite at Kaudiyala is easily reachable by public or private transport
Excellent

162 Ratings

5.0

162 Ratings

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INR 2,187

INR 1,580

Waterfall Rappelling in Rishikesh
Waterfall Rappelling in Rishikesh

2H

Rishikesh

About the activity: Experience a waterfall rappelling session on your next visit to the hilly terrains of Rishikesh and get your friends and family along. Strap the ropes onto your body and spiral down from the waterfalls gradually as the water hits you from above, making the activity more challenging. The Neergarh waterfalls is a beautiful spot where you can experience these waterfalls from about 80 ft up in the air. Enjoy the lush landscapes of the lovely mountains and rivers of Rishikesh. 
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39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

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INR 600

Rafting with Green Mount Adventure in Rishikesh
Rafting with Green Mount Adventure in Rishikesh

3H

Rishikesh

About the activity: Satiate the adventure bug in you with a visit to the exhilarating locales of Rishikesh.Enjoy an adventurous sojourn with a list of enthralling activities for around 3 hours.Indulge in adrenaline pumping activities like rafting, rock climbing, rappelling and trekking.Challenge the white waters, hike the mountains and lot more with Green Mount Adventure.
Superb

33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 900

White Water Rafting on the Ganges
White Water Rafting on the Ganges

3H

Rishikesh

About the Activity:Mark your calendar and flee to Rishikesh for an enthralling 3 hours adventure expedition.Get briefed about activities like rafting, kayaking and rappelling from experienced guides.Once familiar with all the tips and tricks, plunge into the rafts and begin with the fun and thrill.Continue challenging the strenuous waves and cruise through the silent water for around 2-2.5 hours.Try cliff jumping in the middle of river Ganga.Timings: Between 08:00AM – 06:30PM.
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29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 600

Biking, Rafting & Trekking in Rishikesh, 2020
Biking, Rafting & Trekking in Rishikesh, 2020

5D/4N

Rishikesh

About the Destination: A haven for nature lovers and adventure addicts: the state of Uttarakhand attracts visitors from all over the world! The spiritual city of Rishikesh, the picturesque town of Deoria Tal, the blissful villages of Chopta , ultimately give way to the magnificence of the Chandrashila peak! There is indeed no dearth for beautiful sceneries and relaxing trails in this Dev Bhumi (Land of The Gods)! The village of Sari, about 7 hours from Rishikesh, houses the famous lake of Deoria Tal and is a base camp for several short and long hikes as it offers unparalleled views of Himalayan peaks such as Neelkanth and Kedar. As you cross Chopta, pass by a beautiful route filled with lush green meadows and the blooms of rhododendron. Seek the blessings at the Tungnath Temple of the Panch Kedar in Rudraprayag and ultimately open up to the views of Chandrashila peak (4,130m), that offers dramatic views of the valleys below. About the Activity: Start trekking in Rishikesh towards Chandrashila Peak and meander through many picturesque villages and dreamy valleys. The trails remain easy with a gradual incline to reach to the fantastic scenery at Deoria Tal. Progressing to Chopta, you will be going through meadows and dense forests, to reach the fabulous campsite that offers dreamlike views all around. Biking down to Syalsour, we give a thunderous finale to this expedition by river rafting in Rishikesh.
Superb

23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

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INR 15,800

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Rafting Course with Reverse Bungee Jumping Combo in Rishikesh Best Seller
Rafting Course with Reverse Bungee Jumping Combo in Rishikesh

6H

Rishikesh

Rishikesh, based in Uttarakhand, comprises of charming natural beauty along with offering a number of fun-filled activities for the adventure lovers. Rishikesh, being a perfect blend of spiritual composition, adventurous activities and sparkling water bodies with scenic beauty, soothes the mind and soul of all peace and adventure seekers. About the Activity In Rishikesh, with the assistance of trained professionals who are experts in Rafting course and Bungee Jumping course activities, you get a chance to derive maximum delight of testing the stability of your mind and body. The Rafting Course and Bungee Jumping Combo in Rishikesh let you exercise your inner strength and enhance your ability to take risks. The adventurous activity also lets you build up your self-confidence in taking up challenges and balancing your mind and body at the same time. With this combo, you can go through a thrilling rafting ride over the sparkling rapids in Rishikesh and also experience an adventurous bungee jumping activity The Rafting and Bungee Jumping combo activity in Rishikesh comes with three stages of Rafting distance, namely Course 1 (9 km), Course 2 (16 km) and Course 3 (26 km). You can choose any one of the combo activities according to your comfortability. Combo with different Rafting distance availableCourse 1: Rafting with 9 km + Bungee JumpingCourse 2: Rafting with 16 km + Bungee JumpingCourse 3: Rafting with 26 km + Bungee Jumping Time Duration: 6 hours   How to ReachThe location is based at a distance of 45 minutes from Rishikesh and can be easily reached through convenient public and private transportation. 
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38 Ratings

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38 Ratings

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INR 2,099

INR 1,700

Rafting at Rishikesh
Rafting at Rishikesh

2D/1N

Rishikesh

Rishikesh in Uttarakhand appeared on the world map when the famous boy band 'The Beatles' visited this spiritual city in the year 1968. But the popularity of this place isn't exactly that as it is more known from a long time as the rafting capital of the country of India. With the river Ganga flowing through the city in the most beautiful and perfect manner possible, it certainly is the best place to raft in the country. This tour takes you through a rafting experience like none other on the rapids of Ganga in Rishikesh including meals and accommodationAbout the activityBegin this trip by arriving at the designated point by at around 7 in the morningCheck your tents and indulge in a scrumptious breakfast before dawning on the gear and getting a safety briefingThis will be followed by rafting on the rapids of the river and taking on the major rapids. You will finish the rafting at Lakshman Jhula and drive back to the campsiteSit around a campfire as you munch on dinner before the end of the dayWake up next day and indulge in another rafting sessionThe experience will end after Lunch*Note-  The price provided here is for rafting and camping for a 2-day 1-night variant. For options of 3 day at the camp, you can drop in an inquiry with us and we would help you with the same.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 7,200

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  1. Which are some fun-filled water sports we can have in Rishikesh?

    1. River Rafting: One of the most sought-after water sports in Rishikesh, river rafting is one of the must do activities for adventure junkies. There are five grade levels for rafting in Rishikesh where you get to manoeuvre through the thrilling rapids of River Ganga anytime throughout the year. As the grade level increases, the difficulty level increases for your rafting experience. Some of the popular grades for rafting in Rishikesh are Sweet Sixteen (Grade-I), Hilton and Terminator (Grade-II), Three Blind Mice (Grade-III), The Wall (Grade-IV), Daniel's Dip (Grade-V) etc. The rafting professionals take care of the highest safety standards and offer a thrilling adventure for all rafting enthusiasts.

    Location: Kaudiyala- Marine Drive (10 km with grade III & IV), Marine Drive- Shivpuri (11 km with grade II & III), Shivpuri-Brahmpuri (11 km with grade I & II), Brahmpuri-Lakshman Jhula (9 km with grade I).
    Price: INR 400-1300.

    2. Waterfall Trekking: Gear up for an offbeat experience with waterfall trekking in Rishikesh. The adventurous activity can be combined with a picnic while you take a hike up the mountain along the river with your loved ones. Waterfall trekking in Rishikesh offers a wonderful time whether you are a beginner or an experienced trekker. Amidst the scenic beauty, it is a wonderful experience to navigate through the challenging jungle trails in Rishikesh to reach the waterfall. The most amazing waterfalls to trek in Rishikesh are Neergarh Waterfall, Garud Chatti Waterfall and the Patna Waterfall.

    Location:
    Waterfall trek, Kunjapuri Trek and Neelkanth Mahadev Trek.

    3. Kayaking: One of the prominent Rishikesh water sports, Kayaking is an activity that tests your physical strength while allowing a pulse-racing time on your vacation. The refreshing activity can be tried from moderate to challenging rapids under the supervision of experienced professionals in Rishikesh. After acquainting yourself with the necessary skills, kayaking can be enjoyed in the waters of River Ganges. In Rishikesh, kayaking is a beautiful experience as you get to hop on specially designed boats and have the best kayaking gear to let you have a memorable experience.

    Location: Shivpuri region.
    Price: Varies according to the duration and level of kayaking training required.

    4. Cliff Jumping: One of the adventurous water sports in Rishikesh, cliff jumping involves jumping from a height into the river. Rishikesh boasts of some magnificent cliffs which makes this activity totally adrenaline pumping here. The activity is one of the popular adventure sports for both beginners and experts in Rishikesh as you jump from a height of 30-40 feet. The adventure sport tests your mental and physical capabilities and offers an adrenaline pumping experience. The most popular place for cliff-jumping in Rishikesh is located in the lower part of the Brahmapuri Stretch which is 2 km before Laxman Jhula.

    Location:
    2 km before Lakshman Jhula from Brahmapuri.

    5. Body Surfing: Body surfing is among the most refreshing Rishikesh water sports which is very easy to do and promises a lot of fun. This beginner friendly activity does not require any prior experience or training and usually can be enjoyed for free when you partake in river rafting in Rishikesh. In body surfing, you can ride along the waves as you are steered along with the motion of the river. With a few accessories like hand paddles and waves blades, body surfing can be enjoyed thoroughly when you are in Rishikesh.

    Location: 
    This can be enjoyed at the Ganges and is mostly included in rafting package.
    Price: Starts from INR 1,000 onwards.

  2. What are the best places in Rishikesh for water sports?

    1. Triveni Ghat: Known for being the confluence of three rivers viz. Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati, Triveni Ghat is one of the best places for nature lovers in Rishikesh. One can enjoy bathing in the river here and enjoy the glittering waters of River Ganga. While Triveni Ghat is more famous for its religious activities like Ganga Arti, tourists here can look forward to an enchanting experience sitting by the calming waters of the river Ganga.

    2. Patna Waterfall: For the adventure enthusiasts, Patna Waterfalls offers an exciting Rishikesh water sport viz. trekking. It is one of the most sought-after places for monsoon trekking when you can enjoy a thrilling getaway due to the increased risk. It is well-known for its limestone caves as they make a spectacular landscape when combined with the lush greenery. It offers a trekking experience which can be completed in 1.5 km from the Rajaji Forest and offers a pulse racing getaway for everyone.

    3. Shivpuri: This is a small town which is located 20 kilometres away from Rishikesh. It is a popular spot for having an adventurous outing by enjoying activities like river rafting with camping in Rishikesh. The famous camps here offer a scintillating view of the mountains and valleys and attract all the adventure junkies in Rishikesh. It has some of the famous rapids on River Ganga which are Return to Sender, Roller Coaster, Golf course and Club House. Other thrilling experiences which can be enjoyed at Shivpuri are kayaking, nature trails, rappelling and beach activities.

  3. What are the water activities small kids can do in Rishikesh?

    1. Play on the banks of the River Ganges: One of the best ways to spend time with kids in Rishikesh is to take them on the river blanks and indulge in various activities. Kids can play various games here like cricket, badminton, volleyball etc. It is a good place to have a picnic with your loved ones and soak in the serene ambience of River Ganga when you are there.

    2. Enjoy boating: Have an adventure by doing boating in the waters of River Ganges in Rishikesh. It is one of the most refreshing water sports in Rishikesh for kids as you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and treasure some amazing memories. It is also a great way to see the Ganga arti and explore the surroundings of this holy city.

  4. Where can I do river Rafting in Rishikesh?

    River rafting in Rishikesh can be enjoyed over the waters of River Ganga. The four popular routes for enjoying river rafting in Rishikesh are:

    1. Kaudiyala- Marine Drive (10 km with grade III & IV)
    2. Marine Drive- Shivpuri (11 km with grade II & III)
    3. Shivpuri-Brahmpuri (11 km with grade I & II)
    4. Brahmpuri-Lakshman Jhula (9 km with grade I).

  5. Where can I go for a boat ride in Rishikesh?

    The best place for doing a boat ride in Rishikesh is Tehri Lake. The lake offers a soothing ambience where you can enjoy a number of water sports along with boating.

  6. How much will it cost me to do River Rafting in Rishikesh?

    The cost for doing river rafting in Rishikesh differs from INR 1500 to INR 2500 per person.

  7. Is it worth visiting Rishikesh for water activities?

    Yes, Rishikesh is totally worth indulging yourself in water activities. It is blessed with the ferocious waters of River Ganga which promises some breathtaking adventures for the travellers. Some of the popular water sports which can be enjoyed here include kayaking, river rafting, body surfing etc.

  8. What kind of health precautions must be taken care of for river Rafting?

    While doing river rafting, one must always wear a life jacket which is perfectly clipped and the right fit for you. The participant should wear the helmet and have the right outerwear to save themselves from the chilly waters of River Ganga.

    Along with that, one can make sure to carry along extra gear for protection like sunglasses with straps and sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn due to UV radiation. Also, make sure that you follow the instructions from the guide carefully to hold the paddle properly, don’t panic and always hold the boat while going downstream.

  9. What is the minimum age required to do water activities in Rishikesh?

    The minimum age to participate in water activities in Rishikesh is 18.

  10. Can a non-swimmer indulge in water sports in Rishikesh?

    Yes, a non-swimmer can easily indulge in water sports in Rishikesh. The water sports activities here are organised under the supervision of experienced professionals who will advise you the necessary precautions to exercise during your adventure activity.

    Moreover, they accompany you and tell you the specific techniques to help you in case of any emergency with their pre-hand knowledge.

  11. What happens in case of any medical emergency during water sports?

    In case of any medical emergency during the water sports, the tour operators have their first aid protocols which are strictly adhered to. In such circumstances, the nearest hospital is contacted so that medical aid can be provided at the earliest.

  12. What is body surfing in Rishikesh?

    Body surfing is one of the popular water activities in Rishikesh which you can undertake for an adventurous getaway.

    It is an activity where your body will float on the waves and you will be dependent on the river current to take you along with it. It involves riding with the waves by streamlining the body along.

  13. Is rafting open in Rishikesh in december?

    Yes, rafting is open in Rishikesh in December. However, it is a time when not many tourists indulge in camping and rafting activities. Therefore, one can enjoy a vacation to Rishikesh without the tourist rush in December.

  14. What is the best time to visit Rishikesh for water sports?

    The most favourable time to visit Rishikesh for water sports is from the month of October to June. The months of Monsoon aren’t the best time to visit Rishikesh for water sports as the river is at its full velocity.